Doxycycline resolved my IBS

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by foxglove9922, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. foxglove9922

    foxglove9922 New Member

    Hi Everyone,

    Just curious on why when I take Doxycycline my loose stools, frequency, and cramping go away?

    I was put on Doxy a few years ago for a mycoplasma infection for a year and a half. What really amazed me was that all my IBS symptoms diappeared and stayed that way for about 6 months after I discontinued.

    A little history, I've been ill with CFS for 5 1/2 years and IBS has been a constant unless I take an AB.

    I'm on week 3 of Doxy just out of curiousity as I herxed so bad on AB when I had bronchitis last month. Told the doc about this and he was agreeable to give the doxy another shot.

    Anyone else had a simliar experience like this? or your thoughts would be appreciated?

    Best wishes to all,

  2. Slayadragon

    Slayadragon New Member

    Antibiotics actually are a pretty mainstream treatment for this:

    I don't see doxy on this list though.

    What's really interesting is that they think that only one strain of probiotic is likely to be useful.
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  3. foxglove9922

    foxglove9922 New Member

    Thank you for responding lisa. I will try and get to this site this weekend.

    I always take a good probiotic when on AB.

    Thank you again,

  4. foxglove9922

    foxglove9922 New Member

    Thank you lisa for the information on this site. I finally had a chance to read it.

    The first time my IBS resolved was when I took Flagyl for a stubborn case of bacterial vaginosis (yet another problem that has arisen along with the IBS since becoming ill with CFS).

    I then went on the Marshall Protocol (no luck) but the IBS cleared up again with the Doxy/Minocin.

    I always take a probiotic when on AB.

    Again, a huge thank you for the information.

  5. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    The Doxy cleared up my IBS which leads me to question whether IBS can be caused by bacteria as are some ulcers.

    Love, Mikie
  6. monicaz49

    monicaz49 New Member

    doxy is a great drug for lyme.
  7. foxglove9922

    foxglove9922 New Member

    Thanks for the input Mikie, I wasn't aware that Doxy also helped your IBS.....I think you said you were working on a mycoplasma at the time you were on AB.

    Dr. Tietlebaum suggested in his books that PWC have bacterial bowel infections and listed them. When I initially took the information to my PCP he tested me for the usual strains of bowel infections which all came back negative.

    Fortunately the bacterial vaginosis led to Flagyl and then I found a CFS specialist that put me on Doxy. I never got the proper testing but I do feel a tad,,,,maybe more than a tad better, not having the constant runs every morning.

    Best wishes to all,

  8. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    That ABX have gotten a bad rap because docs fail to tell patients that they have to take probiotics when on the ABX. Stomach problems can get worse when on them if one does not take the probiotics. Fortunately for me, I had been on probiotics for years before I started the ABX as I had seen a presentation of Leaky Gut Syndrome.

    Love, Mikie
  9. Slayadragon

    Slayadragon New Member

    I agree about the probiotics.

    Perhaps you could mention your experiences on the chlamydia pneumoniae thread?

    I've never used antibiotics in this way (actually haven't used them much since I've been sick) and so can talk only theoretically.

    Best, Lisa

  10. bronzee

    bronzee New Member

    what is another name for doxy? I take dicyclomine20mgs, is that doxy? I had to get a shot it was a benedryl/metrodinze for alot of pain from my flareup. Did the DOXY make u consipated? I just wanna know..this drug my help me out when I have hard cutting stool thats painful.
    Please reply to the to the 3 questions.

    Thank u,
  11. cherylsue

    cherylsue Member

    In 2002 when I was in remission, I was in Mexico and picked up this scourge. I was even taking doxy as a preventative measure. Didn't help. What did was oil of oregano drops chased down with water. That cleared up my problems. It took 2 weeks to completely subside, but even my friends on cipro had taken awhile.

    Just a thought.

  12. boldy

    boldy Member

    Guys, I developed IBS after my 16th year, and after so many tests, dr's did not know what to do with me and told me " I have IBS and that I should live with it....." I got doxycycline prescribed after sugary 3 weeks ago, that I took for 2 weeks 2x500mg, and guess what, I was able to eat anything again (all spicy food that before, I was not able to eat, not even 1%.. Nothing at al, no spices, no acids, no E numbers, no macdonalds, no ketchup, nothing...

    Now I can eat everything I want, without a single problem, my bowls don't feel iritated anymore, no more sharp, inflammed feeling..

    I'm super happy, but this makes me wonder.. It seem afteral, an chronic infectopn, or ulcer or something? that is now cleard up after 10 years, due to antibiotic?

    All the best guys.
  13. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Yes, I was being treated for a mycoplasma infection with the Doxycycline for several years. I've not had IBS since. I am presently Herxing from using colloidal silver for a UTI. I may have to give up and see the doc and get an ABX. AACK!

    Love, Mikie